Police: Murder suspect says he came to the New York City to kill black men
Police arrested a suspect in the murder of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in New York City on Wednesday.
According to WPIX, the alleged killer took a bus from Baltimore to New York with one thing in mind -- he wanted to kill black people.
James Harris Jackson, 28, told officers he was motivated by his rage against black men who get romantically involved with white women, sources said.
New York Daily News reports that Jackson is a military vet with membership in a documented hate group.
He allegedly attacked Caughman, who was rummaging through the garbage outside, with a 26-inch black sword. The victim walked to a nearby police station, but died shortly after.
The NYPD released a video and a photograph Jackson holding his jacket closed and carrying something in his hand.
After seeing his photo on the news, Jackson turned himself in, WPIX reports.
Police say Jackson was carrying the flyer with his photo when he walked into the station, and he said,"I'm the person you're looking for."
Jackson has been charged with murder in the second degree, and officials may upgrade to hate crime related charges as the investigation progresses.